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Where to clam and crab

In nearly every Oregon estuary, some species of bay clams can be found. However, abundances and variety of species is...

Where to clam and crab

Love the taste of crab and want to try harvesting your own? Already at the beach and looking for a...

Buying a license or permit

First check out the licensing information under the activity you wish to do (fishing, crabbing & clamming, big game hunting...

How to clam and crab

Oregon estuaries are rich with many species of clams, although only a few of these species are commonly harvested. Gaper,...

Where to clam and crab

The areas around Bandon, on the Coquille River, have productive softshell beds. The areas near Bandon Marsh National Wildlife refuge...

Where to clam and crab

Clamming is the main attraction in Netarts Bay which is one of five major crabbing
bays in Oregon with good...

Where to clam and crab

Crabbing can be good year-round but the best catches are in the winter. Tidal flats throughout the bay produce lots...

How to clam and crab

Digging razor clams is a challenging and fun recreational pastime with delicious rewards. Continue reading to learn some fundamental skills needed...

How to clam and crab

Oregon crabbing is a year-round activity that can almost always yield a successful trip. Crabbing trips require minimal gear, often...

Where to clam and crab

Just a few miles south of Newport, the town of Waldport (population 2,000) is on the shores of Alsea Bay....

Where to clam and crab

Nehalem Bay offers both beach and boat access to softshell and purple varnish clam beds.

Where to clam and crab

Siletz Bay, located at the south end of Lincoln city, is a very popular destination for beach-goers and clam diggers....

Where to clam and crab

Umpqua River is one of Oregon's largest estuaries; however, high freshwater influence makes the bay seasonal for crabbing. Softshell clam...

How to clam and crab

Razor clams and other bivalves are filter feeders that eat single celled plants called phytoplankton. Some species of phytoplankton manufacture biological...

Buying a license or permit

The Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program was established by the Oregon Legislature in an effort to keep Oregon’s lakes, rivers...

Where to clam and crab

Coos Bay is Oregon’s largest bay. The lower bay (areas from the ocean entrance to the airport) is “marine dominated”,...

Where to clam and crab

You'll find crab areas and softshell clamming opportunities in the southern part of the bay.

Where to clam and crab

The Siuslaw river runs past the city of Florence and then flows for 4 miles to the Pacific ocean. Areas...

Where to clam and crab

Lower Yaquina bay is “marine dominated” meaning there is little freshwater influence, and offers many shellfishing oppurtunities.